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Ndola council refutes demolition reports

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The Ndola City Council has refuted reports that it is carrying out house demolitions with images depicting the action posted on some media handles.

This is after there has been reports that the local authority has been destroying houses illegally built in the Bwana Nkubwa area leading to riots. However in a statement, Ndola City council said this is not the case.

NDOLA CITY COUNCIL

PRESS STATEMENT

28/09/2022

NDOLA CITY COUNCIL NOT UNDERTAKING DEMOLITIONS IN BWANA MKUBWA

THE Ndola City Council wishes to inform the public and all stakeholders that the local authority is not demolishing any property
today in Bwana Mkubwa area as purported by social media reports.

The Council has taken note of social media reports claiming that the local authority is among other entities demolishing thousands of houses in Bwana Mkubwa and that the Council’s equipment has been caught up in riots and burnt.

The Ndola City Council wishes to clarify that it is not involved in any demolition exercise and no Council property has been damaged in any incidence today.

The Council took note of the social media reports and made inquiries and has learnt that some Court bailiffs this morning went to an area in Bwana Mkubwa Constituency to execute an order of taking possession
of land which belongs to a private entity.

The Council wishes to inform all entities that in the future, the Council will appreciate prior notification of any demolition exercise as a planning authority.

Issued by:

Rebecca Mushota
Public Relations Manager

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